"For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but, at bottom, all heart-woes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur; so do their diligent tracings-out not belie the obvious deduction. To trail the genealogies of these high mortal miseries, carries us at last among the sourceless primogenitures of the gods; so that, in the face of all the glad, hay-making suns, and soft-cymballing, round harvest- moons, we must needs give in to this: that the gods themselves are not for ever glad. The ineffaceable, sad birth-mark in the brow of man, is but the stamp of sorrow in the signers."

- Hermann Melville, Moby Dick


"All day long I meditated seventy-two years,
I went surprised and vagabonded taking a nap."

- Pakhlavan Mahmoud


"Real film is light, digital is electricity."

- Aki Kaurismäki, in interview with filmcomment.com